Viu Originals win six Asian Academy Creative awards

Original shows The Publicist, Sunshine, Kenapa Hurus Bule and branded program I am Sunshine all won honours.
Awards, Asian content, Viu, Vuclip


Viu has won 6 (six) Asian Academy Creative Awards for its Originals out of Indonesia and Malaysia. The shows receiving top honors in the national qualification round were:

  • Best Drama Series for “The Publicist”, Viu Indonesia
  • Best Promo or Trailer for “The Publicist”, Viu Indonesia
  • Best Theme Song for “Matahari” (“The Sun”) by Alyandra, for “Sunshine”, Viu Indonesia
  • Best Actress in Supporting Role for Poppy Sovia for her role as Erika in “The Publicist”, Viu Indonesia
  • Best Actor in Supporting Role, for Michael Kho in his role of Arik in “Kenapa Harus Bule?”, Viu Indonesia
  • Best Branded Program for “I Am Woman”, Viu Malaysia

Since its launch in 2016, Viu has focused on creating content that resonates with millennials. Viu has created Originals in many local languages including Chinese, Hindi, Arabic, Tamil, Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Malay, Telegu and Arabic and is releasing 70 local originals in total in 2018 alone. Viu’s approach to creating Originals has always been to work with local talent to tell local stories with international-quality production for a global audience. This has resonated with the more than 20 million monthly Viu’ers worldwide.

“The OTT category has evolved over the past few years to a stage where today on a global basis some of the best shows and talent are emerging from this category. We are certainly focused on pioneering this content transformation in our markets of South East Asia, Middle East & Africa and India and are pleased to be recognized for the results. Millennials are responding well to our efforts and rallying to form a habit of regularly watching shows on Viu,” said Arun Prakash, President and COO of Vuclip.

The award-winning Viu original programs, “The Publicist”, “Sunshine”, “Kenapa Harus Bule” and other Viu Originals can be viewed on

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